The verdict

Questionable acquittals

Print edition : January 19, 2018

A. Raja, former Telecom Minister, garlanded by his supporters outside the Patiala House Courts after he was acquitted by the CBI Special Court on December 21. Photo: PTI

DMK MP Kanimozhi leaves the Patiala House Courts after the verdict. Photo: PTI

Siddhartha Behura, former Telecom Secretary, after the verdict. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

Dayanidhi Maran, former Telecom Minister. Photo: PTI

R.K. Chandolia, who was Raja’s private secretary. Photo: PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing the media on the verdict at Parliament House. Photo: PTI

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

The CBI Special Judge’s acquittal of all the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case shows how criminality involving the corporate-politician nexus is beyond the reach of the law.

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